Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug
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Motorcraft Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug

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Motorcraft Original Equipment spark plugs are designed, engineered and recommended by Ford Motor Company.

Product Features:
  • Same part installed when the engine rolled off the assembly line
  • Features a center-wire platinum firing tip for reduced gap erosion, fewer misfires, enhanced performance and increased durability
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Electrode Core Material:Platinum Alloy
Electrode Tip Material:Platinum Ball
Ground Strap Quantity:2
Insulator Type:Standard
Manufacturer Heat Range:4
Reach:0.75 in
Resistor:Yes
Seat Type:Tapered
Shorty Spark Plug:No
Thread Diameter:14 mm
Tip Configuration:Double Platinum
Type:Spark Plug
Wrench Diameter:5/8 in

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MotorcraftOriginal Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (3)

Reviewed by 4 customers

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5.0

I would buy again in a heartbeat,good product,good price.

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from Murfreesboro,tn

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Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug:

Great product

 
5.0

Works well in a Kia Sportage

By 

from Virginia Beach, VA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Durable
  • Improves Engine Efficiency

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Lawn And Garden
    • Performance Driving
    • Racing
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug:

    Noticeably smoother idle, great longevity, and an excellent bang for the buck. Don't let some kid tell you that you have to run NGK or Denso plugs in an import. I've also used these in lawn and garden equipment as an upgrade from Champion RC12YC plugs.

     
    1.0

    Misfiring on 2006 LEXUS is250

    By 

    from Chesapeake, VA

    About Me Casual Driver

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving

        Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug:

        Not recommended on 2006 Lexus is250.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great performing plugs!

        By 

        from Lewistown, PA

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        3 or more reviews submitted

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Improves Engine Efficiency
        • Improves Starting
        • Increases Power

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Driving
          • Replacement

          Comments about Motorcraft Original Equipment Finewire Single Platinum Spark Plug:

          I had installed another brand of platinum plugs in a friend's car about 30,000 miles ago. The owner said her car was no longer starting as quickly as it used to and, being familiar with her car, I agreed.
          I removed all the old plugs from the four cylinder 4AF engine and checked them. They were not fouled and looked ok. I almost put them back in again because they were supposed to be good for 55,000 miles, but at the last minute I decided to buy new plugs and experiment to see if it made a difference in ease of starting.
          I was amazed at the variety of plugs Advance lists on their web site, pages and pages of them. I tried to find plugs constructed similarly to the ones used previously as I had always been very pleased with those but they no longer seem to be made in that style by that manufacturer.
          I found plugs made by Motorcraft and the price was less than most of the other platinum plugs listed and I knew Motorcraft to be a reliable brand so I finally decided on those.
          Yes, the new Motorcraft plugs did make a difference and her car starts instantly now! She is very pleased!

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          • Q:

            Does these plug come gaped at specs.
            Asked on 1/2/2014 by Mike from Ruleville,Ms

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              A:

              I'm happy to help, Mike! Yes, these spark plugs do come pre-gapped. This spark plug is gapped at .044.

              Answered on 1/3/2014 by Heath, ASE Parts Specialist from AAP
          • Q:

            what is the spark plug gap
            Asked on 4/11/2012 by dd from nc

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              A:

              The gap in a spark plug is a tiny space for the spark to arc in between the two pieces of metal to ignite the air and gas mixture in the engine cylinder. The majority of the time, spark plugs come pre-gapped. However, the initial suggested settings for spark plug gaps are: Single plug : 0.028 - 0.032", Dual plug : 0.025 – 0.030".

              Answered on 4/12/2012 by Vincent from AAP
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